Patch 6.1 for Final Fantasy XIV: Endwalker is just around the corner. In a press release today, Square Enix announced that the patch will arrive on April 12. Today’s announcement provided a breakdown of what fans can expect in the next Final Fantasy XIV update.
What’s new in Final Fantasy XIV: Endwalker Patch 6.1?
Patch 6.1 will add new quests to the game. The update will introduce new game mechanics as well, such as the Duty Support System. According to today’s press release:
“With this new system, all 4-player main scenario dungeons and trials will be able to be played solo alongside a party of NPCs. Major revisions to Cape Westwind and later duties are also planned to further support an accessible, solo-play experience. The Duty Support System will also be expanded in future updates to support Patch 2.x content, as well as Heavensward™ expansion content and beyond.”
Other, smaller changes are coming as well. Patch 6.1 will add a beta version of a new feature called Adventurer Plates. Adventurer Plates will allow Final Fantasy XIV players to customize character portraits in a variety of ways, including lighting and animation.
Speaking of customizing characters, Patch 6.1 will see the return of some specific gear for PvP mode:
“SQUARE ENIX also announced that PvP gear inspired by the hit Japanese TV show GARO will return with Patch 6.1. Players will be able to earn special mounts and gear modelled after the show designed by legendary character designer Keita Amemiya. New jobs introduced in Shadowbringers™ and Endwalker will now be able to equip this collaboration gear.”
A new album and artbook are coming later this year
The Patch 6.1 announcement also revealed something special for fans of the game’s music and artwork. First, the game’s official band, THE PRIMALS, will release a new album on May 25, titled THE PRIMALS- Beyond the Shadow. Secondly, a new art book will release on September 13. The artbook is titled FINAL FANTASY XIV: Endwalker – The Art of Resurrection -Among the Stars-.
So, that’s a rundown of the basic features coming to Final Fantasy XIV: Endwalker in the Patch 6.1 update. For an even more detailed description, check out the patch’s official website.